I am a macroeconomist with strong quantitative training. I hold a Master's degree in Econometrics from the University of Maastricht and a Ph.D in Quantitative Economics from the University of Kiel.
Currently, I am working as an assistant professor of macroeconomics at the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics at the University of Heidelberg.
My research interests are in the following fields: macroeconomic forecasts and expectations, interaction of business cycles and financial markets, econometrics.
My professional experience includes academic research in the fields of macroeconomics, economic surveys, financial markets, and forecasting, public/private sector consulting, and development of quantitative forecast models.
My previous work experience includes various positions at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), a position as consultant at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the position as managing director of Kiel Economics Research & Forecasting, a position as consultant for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and an interim Professorship at RWTH Aachen University.